IAPCO is administered by a Council consisting of at least eight and up to eleven Company Members, among them a President, a President-elect and a Treasurer. Eight members of the Council are elected by the members at the General Assembly. The elected members can co-opt up to three other members. Council may also invite members of the Association to report on various administrative topics and as such to participate in specific elements of Council meetings.

Roles and Responsibilities of the IAPCO Council


The work of the Council is to administer the Association, to ensure that the quality standards as set are maintained, to serve the members and to guide IAPCO as the leading authority on professional congress organisation worldwide. Furthermore the Council is responsible for ensuring that IAPCO fulfils its responsibilities in accordance with the Statutes in a professional manner and in accordance with the laws of the land, and operates in a business-like and financially viable manner.

Meet the IAPCO Council

Sarah Markey-Hamm: IAPCO President
PO Box 170, Hawthorn VIC 3122, Victoria 3006, Australia
E-mail:  · www.icms.com.au

Ori Lahav: IAPCO Immediate Past-President (2020 – 2023)
CEO, Kenes Group
1 Mercaz Azrieli Holon, P.O.B. 11, Building D, 26 Harokmim St, Holon 5885849, Israel
E-mail: · www.kenes.com

Keith Burton: IAPCO Treasurer
Managing Director, African Agenda
Suite 231, Private Bag X18, Rondebosch 7701, Cape Town, South Africa
E-mail: · www.africanagenda.com

Barbara Calderwood: IAPCO Council
MCI United Kingdom (Petersfield)
Durford Mill, Petersfield, Hampshire. GU31 5AZ, United Kingdom
E-mail:  · www.mci-group.com

Ellen FranckNext Gen Council Member, Co-opted
President, Meetagain Konferens AB
Torshamnsgatan 35, 164 40 Kista, Sverige, Stockholm, Sweden
E-mail: · www.meetagain.se

Mónica Freire: IAPCO Council
Director Congress Department, AIM Group International – Lisbon
Av Conde Valbom, 6 – 5th Floor, 1050-068 Lisbon, Portugal
E-mail: ·www.aimgroupinternational.com

Sissi Lygnou: IAPCO Council
CEO, AFEA S.A. Travel & Congress Services – Operations & Development PCO Services
Lykavittou 39-41 Str. Athens 10672, Greece
E-mail: · www.afea.gr

Mathias Posch: Chair of IAPCO Training Academy, Co-opted
President, International Conference Services Ltd
300-1201 West Pender St, Vancouver, BC V6E2V, Canada
E-mail: · www.icsevents.com

Alejandro Ramírez Tabche: IAPCO Council
CEO, Business Travel Consulting
Rio Mixcoac No. 69 Credito Constructor, Benito Juárez, Mexico City, Zip Code 3940, Mexico
E-mail:  · www.btcamericas.com

Nicola Testai: IAPCO Council
CEO, OIC Group
Viale della Giovine Italia, 17, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy
E-mail: · www.oic.it


Jason Yeh: IAPCO Council
CEO, GIS Group
2F, No. 316, Wenchang St., Xinyi District, Taipei City 11074, Taiwan
E-mail: www.gisgroup.com

IAPCO is administered by a secretariat team working in the UK, serving the international membership

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